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. mourning for the murder of those 20 beautiful little kids up in new ton, connecticut, shocked that yet another mass murder here in the united states is being far, far too many of them committed violent assault weapons and hopefully start this week determined that this time this time at least we finally have had enough, this time we will finally, pull together as the president said last night. this time, we will finally do something to get these weapons of war out of circulation. we will be talking all about that this morning and a whole lot more. take time out first to get the latest. to the's current news update from the lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill good morning everyone. on the heels of the shooting which is one of the worst in history, not only is the nation mourning but it sounds like washington could finally be ready to push through some gun legislation. 20 innocent children with six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary. president obama spoke to a crowd much more than 900 mourners. he was understa
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mentally unstable to get guns. john larson from connecticut wants congress to close the gun show loophole. so has the newtown shooting changed the political climate for gun safety in america. here is robert reich the author of "beyond outrage." he is joining us tonight from berkeley, thank you so much bob for joining me today. >> well, good evening, jennifer. i'll tell you this is something that only tangentially touches on my normal topics but goes to the heart of the moral understanding and ability of americans to take action. i think we have reached a tipping point here. i think the normal approach we take as a country, because of an at attention deficit disorder that we have in the media is when some horrendous thing like that happens, we talk about gun control and change and then we sort of lose our way. the gun lobbies become more activated, and then when it looks like we are serious, they mount all of their possible cloud. i think this time it is going to be different. there's no way that americans are going to forget 20 six year olds and the way they
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that president obama told governor malloy in connecticut that friday was the hardest day of his presidency. abc's "good morning america" spoke exclusively with some of the first responders in newtown. the fire chief saying he had never seen anything of this magnitude and his daughter, who is also a firefighter and ems captain expressing the sadness of getting to sandy hook elementary ready to help and not being able to. >> we're trained to do this. and we wanted people. we want to take care of people and keep them alive and there's nothing we could do. >> as steph mentioned earlier "meet the press" producer tweeted out that all 31 progun rights senators were invited to appear on the program and none of them agreed to do so. democratic senator who does back the nra and gets an a for his pro gun position is speaking out today saying we do need to have a sensible, reasonable debate. we're back after the break. the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you'